Cuba is the largest Caribbean island, with around 110,000 km2 (42,000 mi2) of land. The capital, Cuba, is also the most populous city, with over two million residents. The western part of the main island is where the larger plantations were historically located, while the east (or "oriente") is where slaves later went to establish their own culture.
Cuba, like many tropical countries, has a wet and dry season. Year-round, the temperature is comfortable.